How the…? These Mind Bending Perspective Pics Will Make You Question Reality. #23 Is Crazy.

The Eiffel Tower and Leaning Tower of Pisa are two of the most iconic places for tourists looking to take what are known as forced perspective pictures. You’ve definitely seen them before. They’re the pictures where it looks like someone is holding the Eiffel Tower in their hand, or propping up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Forced perspective employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. This how they used to make old monster movies, but the technique can also be used to create some great photos. Somehow though the best forced perspective shots always seem to be vacation photos. Here are some of the best ones we found:

1.) It’s pretty windy out there. – Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

2.) Anyone in there? – Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

3.) Hold on tight! – Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

4.) Looks comfortable. – Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

5.) I wish I was that strong. – Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

6.) Amazing natural rock formations. – Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

7.) Straight out of Jurassic Park. – Kansas City, Missouri

8.) He’s a giant. – Mojave Desert, California

9.) Let me just grab that real quick. – Laguna Beach, California

10.) I wonder how solid this rock is. – Arches National Park, Utah

11.) Get over here! – Spokane, Washington

12.) This doesn’t look comfortable. – Chicago, Illinois

13.) Umm…ok? – Chicago, Illinois

14.) Set it down here boys! – Washington, DC

15.) Where do you think you’re going? – Seattle, Washington

16.) Kind of like Inception. – Disney World, Orlando, Florida

17.) Be careful not to break it. – London, England

18.) Just putting the finishing touches on it. – Loughborough, England

19.) Go my minions! – Manchester, England

20.) Watch out below! -Stonehenge, England

21.) Of course we had to include the Leaning Tower of Pisa. – Pisa, Italy

22.) I wonder if he stuck the landing. – Pisa, Italy

23.) Whoa. I don’t even know how they managed that. – Florence, Italy

24.) What a view. – Rocca di Papa, Rome, Italy

25.) Don’t forget about the Eiffel Tower. – Paris, France

26.) On her tip toes. – Paris, France

27.) We’re sinking! Abandon ship! – Montmartre, Paris, France

28.) Very nice to meet you. -Cairo, Egypt

29.) Don’t lose your balance. – Cairo, Egypt

30.) Yum delicious. – Tokyo, Japan

31.) No PDA please. – Turkey

32.) Just making sure the ground is solid. – Sombrio Point, BC, Canada

33.) We’ll just leave this here then… – Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau, Swiss Alps

34.) Please don’t push me! -Yealgiri, Tamil Nadu, India

35.) His cup runneth over. -Scotland

36.) Boop! – Rio Claro, Sao Paulo, Brazil

I still can’t get my head around #23, that’s amazing. Share these crazy photos by clicking below.

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This Photographer Did A Father-Daughter Photoshoot…And It’s Entirely Creepy

Have you ever wondered would be like after the collapse of civilization? Personally, it’s something I try not to think about. However, urban explorer and photographer Freaktography isn’t like me. For his most recent series, Freaktography grabbed a pair of old-style gas masks and brought his daughter to an abandoned building.

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There, the two attempted to imagine what life without all the trappings of modern civilization might look like.

“After a devastating nuclear fallout, this father and daughter waited three years before emerging from their underground fallout shelter only to find wide-scale destruction, carnage, and death.”

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“Now it’s time to figure out where to start, scavenge for food, and learn how to live in the new post-apocalyptic world. Today, they navigate room to room searching for any belongings from life before the fallout. The little girl has already found her stuffed doll.”

“Still too unsafe to venture outside, our post-apocalyptic father and daughter are stuck inside. The only entertainment they have is each other and whatever items were left over. Dad discovered a heap of old newspapers. The edition he reads today ironically reads ‘Fresh Air Is Free,’ while the young girl becomes closer with her stuffed toy doll.”

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“When you’re stuck in the same room all day after a nuclear fallout, there is only so much to do. The father and daughter, after scavenging what they could, were able to locate three cards, a white blanket, a stuffed doll, and a stale can of Budweiser.

 So they invented their own card game, anything to keep the girl’s mind off of what was really happening outside.”

“Despite the wide-scale destruction, regardless of the damage, death and shutdown of life as it had been known, life must go on.

The little girl will be taught just as she would have been in life before the fallout. She will learn history, she will learn to read and to write, she will learn survival skills, and she will learn science.

 It’s not known how many have survived, but this father knows that his little girl, having survived the fallout and three years in a shelter, is the key to the future and life carrying on in the new world.”

(source: Freaktography)

For more photos like these, be sure to visit Freaktography’s website. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Here Are 45 Rare Photos From The Past You’ve Never Seen Before. #7 Is Horrifying!

Just think of all of the amazing things you have been a witness to throughout history. Now, think of all of the things other people you know have seen. It’s a lot of ground to cover, when it comes to memories. But then, if you want to realize just how small you are in the grand scheme of things, think of all of the awesome events throughout history you haven’t seen, didn’t know about and probably wouldn’t have known about… until now. These historic photo opportunities happened in the blink of an eye, but someone was lucky enough to capture it on film. They are the kind of events you can’t quite believe happened (but you’re so glad you have evidence of it). The strangest celebrities knew each other…

1.) William Harley and Arthur Davidson (1914).

2.) Bill Gates’s mugshot for driving without a license (1977).

3.) The Beatles before their iconic Abbey Road shot.

4.) Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan (1992).

5.) The first car factory in the United States for Ford (1926).

6.) Robin Williams joining the cheerleading squad (1980).

7.) Three kids and their spooky “Halloween people” costumes (1900).

8.) Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona (1925).

9.) Boxing in Yankee stadium (1923).

10.) The streets of Chicago (1967).

11.) Diane Keaton and Al Pacino on The Godfather set (1972).

12.) Bruce Lee on the dance floor.

13.) Arnold Schwarzenegger seeing NYC for the first time (1968).

14.) Einstein and his furry shoes.

15.) Osama Bin Laden and his judo classmates.

16.) A child with artificial legs (1898).

17.) The making of Batman (1966).

18.) The last picture of the Titanic before sinking (1912).

19.) The beloved Hachiko before his burial.

20.) Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger (1969).

21.) The Beatles and Muhammad Ali (1964).

22.) MLK Jr. and Marlon Brando.

23.) Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein.

24.) Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee.

25.) Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

26.) Charlie Chaplin and Mathatma Gandhi.

27.) Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis, Jr.

28.) The construction of the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco (1937).

29.) Fidel Castro and Malcolm X (1960).

30.) A woman that survived the Nagasaki bombing (1945).

31.) Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic.

32.) Vladimir Putin as a teenager.

33.) Johnny Depp and Oasis.

34.) Muhammad Ali trying to talk down a suicidal man.

35.) Robert Downey, Jr. and Slash.

36.) Kobe Bryant at 18 (1996).

37.) The Beatles’s last picture together.

38.) Buzz Aldrin taking a selfie in space (1966).

39.) President Bush receiving the news of the terrorist attacks on September 11th (2001).

40.) Mt. Rushmore under construction (1939).

41.) Playing golf on a skyscraper (1932).

42.) A Japanese troop surrendering to US forces.

43.) Barack Obama as a teenager.

44.) Queenie, the skiing elephant (1950).

45.) An accordion player mourning FDR at his funeral.

Source: Reddit The strangest lesson to take away from this educational photo gallery? There has always been that person who always insists on taking pictures. Smartphones aren’t to blame for that. Share these awesome photos with others by clicking “Share” below!

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These 24 Photos Are Going To Seriously Mess With Your Brain. I Absolutely Love #3.

Most of the time, we see what we want to see. That’s why when you first look at these photos, you’re going to miss the most important part (even if all 24 don’t trick you.) We highly suggest taking your time and just really checking these out. When you see the truth behind each photo, your mind might just be blown. Sometimes in life, you just need to take a closer look…

1.) Is this real food? A picture? A painting? A face? WHAT?!

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2.) This is just too perfect (look at it sideways).

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3.) Maybe these strangers really do know each other…

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4.) Nice beard.

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5.) Which way is up??

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6.)… woah

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7.) Someone’s getting cuddly.

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8.) This actually isn’t a dwarf wedding.

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9.) Is he floating?

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10.) Is SHE on a magic carpet?

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11.) Man, you’re acting like you have your head up someone’s butt…

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12.) I just don’t trust that guy.

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13.) Is that an island, or a horse?

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14.) HOW is this possible?

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15.) Hey, nice melons.

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16.) This will break your eyes.

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17.) Ludacris is playing hide and seek…

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18.) Purrfect angle.

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19.) I can’t even…

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20.) Hey, you’re not looking too good.

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21.) Where are his hands going?

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22.) Terrifying AND confusing.

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23.) How many zebras are there?

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24.) Something isn’t right here….

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(H/T AmazngFacts) Feel that? That’s what it feels like to have your mind be completely fooled over and over. Even if just one of these photos tricked you, share it. See if your friends will be tricked, too.

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These Images May Look Fake, But They Are 100% Real…And Not Edited.

Photo editing is a common practice these days. It’s used for everything from making celebrities prettier to creating comedic images involving cats. Even if you have a pretty rudimentary background in software, you can download a program and fiddle around with it. Want a picture of yourself with your favorite actor? Done. Jet-skiing on a shark down a lava flow while battling aliens? Done.

Anymore, we’re all a little jaded. When you see a cool photo, you may wonder how it was edited. But the incredible pictures you see below? Someone was just in the right place at the right time and took an incredible picture that no one will believe.

1.) This rainbow laser mimics a Nyan Cat flyover

The government doesn’t want you to know that it wasa Nyan Cat flyover.

2.) This would be a terrible digital art piece, but it’s a great photo.

The red-object-in-black-and-white has become the cheesy, art-school staple of Photoshop jobs. This is not one of those. This hibiscus bloomed after its surroundings were coated in ash following a volcanic eruption in Indonesia.

3.) Color in the gray.

Like the hibiscus, this image was taken after the eruption of Japan’s Mt. Ontake in September 2014, which killed at least 50 people and trapped others under rock and ash. These are rescue workers arriving on the scene.

4.) At the end of the rainbow you’ll find…an SUV?

Probably more useful than a pot of gold.

5.) Ever want to go aboard a UFO?

This is actually a suite in Sweden’s Tree Hotel, where each suite, perched in the treetops has a unique design. This one was created by Bertil Harström.

6.) Here’s a less Earth-bound UFO

“No one will notice us if we pretend we’re a cloud.”

7.) Keep this enormous moth away from your sweaters.

The Attacus atlas is the world’s largest moth, with wingspans up to 10 inches. The tips of their wings also look like snake heads!

8.) Just a splash of color. A square splash

French artist Georges Rousse has been painting his perspective pieces in abandoned buildings since the 1980s.

9.) More perspective art…

This was created by street artist Aakash Nihilani using fluorescent green tape.

10.) Even more perspective art!

Artist Felice Varini is known for creating optical illusions with perspective art, making concentric circles and swooping lines across buildings and cityscapes, as well as (relatively) smaller pieces like this.

11.) That’s a lot of sheep.

This is the San Boldo Pass in the Italian Alps. It experiences regular sheep jams.

12.) Go deep sea diving without getting wet.

The Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin offers visitors the chance to take and elevator ride through its two-story cylindrical aquarium, which is home to more than 1,500 fish. Scuba diving for aquarium personnel only. (Sorry)

13.) 8-bit cosplaying.

There are plenty of awesome Samus Aran (of Metroid fame) cosplays out there, but this clever, retro take on the iconic character also makes you do a double take.

14.) A perfect sunbeam sets this mountain alight.

Sometimes the sun comes through the mountains just right.

15.) No, look again.

It’s almost like these rhinos choreographed this. “Heh heh, silly humans.”

16.) “Just waiting for my pixelated train.”

This is a sculpture called “Maya” in the Bristol Temple Meads station in England. It was created by Luke Jerram, and was created using 5,000 12-mm square stickers on water-cut aluminum sheets. It’s three-dimensional

17.) A rooftop island

Someone in Beijing got sick of city life and constructed this mountainous oasis on the roof of their building. Of course, it’s not exactly legal, or safe, to do this, and the structure gained some notoriety.

18.) The day the ocean turned into beer

This is an actual weather phenomenon known as a shelf cloud, which happens when warm and cool air collide, forming a weirdly regular barrier, and they’re usually followed by a storm. This one may have picked up some dust, or is filtering the light at a certain angle, accounting for the color.

19.) They should probably put up a fence.

Artist Erik Johansson created this street illusion in 2011 in Stockholm’s Sergelstorg Square. Passerby had a lot of fun playing with it.

20.) The ghost of a tsunami.

These low-lying clouds swept over the Florida coast in 2012. This happens when air holding a lot of moisture experiences a drop in temperature. Cooler air can hold less moisture, so all the water condenses and forms a mist. These mist clouds evaporated again when they fell over the buildings and came into contact with warmer air again.

21.) A miniature, waterless aquarium.

This is known as an “ocean opal,” and features light-refracting facets as well as veins of other minerals, making it look like a tiny underwater scene trapped in stone.

22.) This house disappears into its desert surroundings

Lucid Stead is an art installation project by Phillip K. Smith. This 70-year-old homesteader’s shack was given a makeover with mirrored slats that make it appear to disappear into the landscape. It also lights up at night.

23.) The world’s fluffiest bunny

It might just be me, but the rabbit inside all that fluff (it’s an Angora) cannot possibly be enjoying this.

24.) Where the goth kids come from

This was actually an abandoned–and condemned–house in Germany. It was a popular spot for graffiti artists and could be seen covered in bright pieces of art. However, it was slated for demolition, and, as a farewell, artists Erik Sturm and Simon Jung painted it all black. The house was demolished, but you can still see it on Google Maps.

25.) Stained glass landscape

These are terraced rice paddies in China’s Yunnan Province. The colors come from algae that grows in the water-saturated paddies, as well as from reflections of the sky.

26.) Projections turn trees into faces monstrous and serene.

These light projections in Cambodia transformed ordinary trees into gods and demons. They were photographed by Clement Briend

27.) A dizzying cathedral ceiling

The Sagrada Família Cathedral in Barcelona was designed by Antoni Gaudi, who designed a lot of the city’s famous buildings. Construction on the church began in 1882, and is still not complete. It’s projected completion is in 2026, a century after Gaudi’s death.

28.) Rendering car…

It might look like an artist is about to place an image of a car in this photo, but that outline exists in the physical world. It’s a wire sculpture by artist Benedict Radcliffe.

29.) Do not adjust your screen

Though it looks like a screen glitch, this is actually an intricately-carved wooden cabinet by designer Ferruccio Laviani. It combines traditonal woodwork with a very modern visual phenomenon.

30.) World arm-wrestling champion is tired of your sophomoric jokes.

We’re sure Matthias Schlitte has heard all the jokes before; he even has the nickname “Hellboy.” He was actually born with a genetic defect that resulted in his right forearm bone 33% larger than his typically-proportioned left one. Which makes for good arm wrestling.

Now if those aren’t notable, I don’t know what is. You can chalk these up to deliberate creativity, being in the right place at the right time, or just plain weirdness. However they happened, it’s amazing what really goes on in the world!

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This Guy Took My Favorite Two Things As A Child… And Made Them Even More Epic.

If there were two things I absolutely loved when I was a kid, it was Lego and Star Wars. So when I saw these incredible miniature photographs by Avanaut of the snow battle on the planet Hoth from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back using only Lego men, memories of my childhood come rushing back in a storm of fanboy nostalgia. The creator of these photographs is Finnish illustrator and designer Vesa Lehtimäki or “Avanaut”. He started making his first Lego pictures set on the snowy planet of Hoth back in 2009 and has slowly been adding more and more over the years. These pictures are even more fitting right now, what with the freezing weather we’ve been having here in the United States and with the new Star Wars movies in the pipeline.

Bossk’s Cool Day Out

Breaking In the Tauntaun

The Derelict

The Joust

Nightwatch on Hoth

Powdered!

The Falcon and the Snowman

A Pilot’s Dream

Briefing on Hoth

Call of the Wild

High Speed Snowspeeder Flyby

Bossk Has To Go

To Catch a Tauntaun

The Arrival of a Star Destroyer

Living in the Dark Side – With Style

Stormtroopers’ Perpetual Winter

Briefing on Hoth #2

Chewie Misses His Mark

Bullet Time on Hoth

A Day Without War

For loads more Star Wars inspired Lego photographs check out Avanaut’s Flickr page. The Force is strong with him. Source: Avanaut on FlickrTwitter and Facebook

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This Guy Doesn’t Need To Know Leonardo DiCaprio To Hang Out With Him.

Celebrities may claim to be “just like us” in the magazines, but you don’t really see them hanging out with us normals on a regular basis. No matter how many tweets you send or letters you write, your favorite stars tend to stay in their own famous world.

Some people use programs like Photoshop to fake their way into the spotlight, but this guy figured out a way to bring celebs into the real world with his project, “My Day With Leo.” Using vintage images of Leonardo DiCaprio, social media artist Joel Strong started chronicling his fictional life with the actor.

1.) Catching a train.

2.) Hanging out at the park with friends.

3.) Who ya gonna call?

4.) All in a day’s work.

5.) Enjoying a picnic.

6.) I’d swipe right.

7.) Letting it all hang out.

8.) A nice play on the Boy Scouts helping ladies across the street.

9.) Meeting cute new pals.

10.) A fun day by the sea.

11.) A nice day to fly a kite.

12.) Enjoying a nice summer stroll.

(via Bored Panda.)

Strong has since expanded to include even more celebrities, all still with the nostalgic, “teen beat” style. You can follow his adventures on Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter.

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This French Photographer Blends Movies And Real Life Together Pixel Perfectly.

You know the feeling when you’re watching a movie and you desperately wish you could jump through the screen and join in the fun? Well, while we wait on scientists to make that a thing (c’mon already, scientists!), French photographer François Dourlen uses his iPhone to do the opposite: blending movies into our real world. Dourlen somehow manages to find the perfeect location for each famous frame, bringing the movie magic to life. So cool!

The Lion King

Back to the Future

Thor

The Lord of the Rings

Despicable Me

E.T.: The Extra-terrestrial

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Die Hard

Ted

Shrek 2

Alice in Wonderland

Pinocchio

The Aristocats

You can check out more, including TV shows and everyday moments, on his Facebook. And be sure to share the fun with friends using the link below!

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